May 7, 2008

Job Opportunity: LA Chamber Orchestra


Below is information pertaining to a job opportunity at the Los Angeles
Chamber Orchestra ( Please forward to any interested
parties. Thank you!

position available: administrative associate

The Administrative Associate ensures the smooth daily operation of the
orchestra's general office. The Associate is the primary coordinator of
staff and board meetings, and works with various service providers to
meet the office's technology needs. The Associate reports to, and
assists as necessary, the Director of Operations and Education.

Staff and Board Support
* Provide general administrative staff support, including answering of
phones, sorting of mail, preparation of correspondence, daily filing,
and other tasks as necessary.
* Coordinate the office calendar, and other internal staff
* Coordinate Board and Committee meetings.
* Provide general support to the Board, including creation of minutes,
correspondence, etc.

Office Management
* Monitor and maintain office equipment: computers, phones, fax, copier,
postage meter, etc.
* Coordinate as necessary the re-stocking of office supplies.
* Maintain communication with building management and security.

The ideal candidate for the position of Administrative Associate will be
a detail oriented problem solver with excellent communication skills.
The Associate must possess the ability to respond both quickly and with
imagination to a variety of simultaneous challenges. Solid computer
skills are a must. The Associate will be required to work some evening
and weekend hours. LACO offers an excellent benefits package including
medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage. Two weeks paid
vacation. Retirement plan available. Competitve compensation.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Devin Thomas, Director of Operations and Education
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
707 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Since its inaugural concerts in 1969, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
has established itself among the world's great musical ensembles. Under
the baton of prominent pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane since 1997,
LACO maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical
masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. In its 39-year
history, the Orchestra has made 29 recordings, toured Europe, South
America and Japan, and performed across North America, earning adulation
from audiences and critics alike, such as The Record Shelf host Jim
Svejda's declaration that LACO is "America's finest chamber orchestra."

In the 2008-09 season, the Orchestra will present 14 concerts at
Glendale's Alex Theatre and Royce Hall on the UCLA campus; four
all-Baroque programs in Zipper Hall downtown; and three Family Concerts
at the Alex, in addition to several additional special events and
educational programs.

Headquartered in LA's downtown financial district and managed by a staff
of 12 full- and 3 part-time employees, LACO offers a collegial workplace
and welcomes innovative thinking and initiative. The development
associate will work as part of a five-person fundraising team that
encompasses a breadth of development activity. This opportunity will
provide creative and support experience in the areas of grant
development, "annual fund" campaigns, major and planned giving, and
special events.

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